News Archive


Here is all of our old news in chronolgical order starting from from winter 2009/10.

WINTER 2009/10 – JULY 2009 – MARCH 2010

Family Skiing Holidays in Poland

Posted on July 15, 2009

Looking for a winter holiday with the family? How about a family skiing holiday in Poland or a family snowboarding holiday in Poland? Zakopane offers facilities suitable for the whole family. Opportunities to learn to ski or snowboard on quiet, well maintained ski slopes or the chance for your children to develop their skiing or snowboarding to the next level on more intermediate slopes. White Side Holidays English speaking, friendly ski and snowboard instructors can offer professional instruction and ensure your children are well equipped to progress safely on the slopes. The ski slopes also cater for parents whether you are beginners or not we will ensure you have fun on the slopes.

Zakopane is a fantastic family friendly town, with bars and restaurants all accommodating for children and plenty of apres ski activites to keep them entertained. If you are interested in our family ski holidays or family snowboard holidays then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Great Value Skiing, Snowboarding and Partying!

Posted on July 15, 2009

Looking to combine skiing, snowboarding and partying during your holiday to Poland?! Zakopane, Poland is the perfect place to combine these two activities and the best part – Poland doesn’t have the Euro currency! It has the Polish Zloty, which currently offers superb value for money! If you choose a skiing holiday in Poland or a snowboarding holiday in Poland with White Side Holidays you will not only get a great deal on your holiday package but great value for money once you arrive in Zakopane. The ski slopes in Zakopane will entertain you through the day and then you can head out into Zakopane centre at night.

There are 9 nightclubs in Zakopane and around 50 bars! R&B clubs, rock clubs, dance clubs and more, White Side Holidays will happily recommend the best places to party every night and ensure you have a great time both on and off the slopes. Check out our page on Nightlife in Zakopane.

If you are interested in a week of playing in the snow by day and partying in Zakopane by night then feel free to contact us and enquire about how we can make sure you get the most from your ski or snowboard holiday in Poland!

Summer and sunshine in Zakopane!

Posted on July 24, 2009

With the start of winter still five months away, White Side Holidays thought we should show you the beautiful Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland during the summer months. Just so that you can get a taste of where you could be heading this winter for your skiing holiday or snowboarding holiday. Sunshine in Zakopane during the summer and the picturesque mountains are what bring people to the area and the last few days in particular have been HOT. Temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees. On the photographs below, taken this morning, you can just about make out the last few patches of snow left from the winter high in the mountains. Ski slopes around the town have turned green, people are walking, taking picnics and drinking in the sunshine everywhere you look, it’s a completely different world compared to winter!

If you like the look of what you see below and are interested in coming to Zakopane this winter (or this summer, book a flight, give us a ring and we will entertain you anytime!) for a ski holiday or snowboard holiday to Poland then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss any options with you.

February Flight Deals from Doncaster, £34 return!

Posted on July 29, 2009

Not only can White Side Holidays offer you superb value for money on our Gold Skiing and Snowboarding Packages during the February half term holiday period but if you live anywhere near Doncaster, in the North of England you can now pick up a return flight to Poland for just £33.98 for your February half term ski holiday or snowboard holiday to Zakopane, Poland!! Don’t believe us? Check out Wizzair here. These prices are available at the time of writing and may not last. Contact us now for a personalised quote for your February half term skiing holiday or February half term snowboarding holiday to Poland in 2010!

Other great value flights are also currently available through all the major low cost airlines – take a look at these results from Skyscanner now!

Check out our skiing and snowboarding in Poland galleries to see where you could be heading on your February Half Term ski or snowboard holiday next winter!

Tour De Pologne Reaches Zakopane

Posted on August 8, 2009

The 66th Tour De Pologne (Tour of Poland) cycle race reached Zakopane yesterday. The race is the most prestigious annual sporting event in Poland and has now been running over 80 years. Huge crowds turned out on the streets in Zakopane close to the ski jump to watch as the racers completed the sixth stage of the race. Cyclists started the sixth stage in Kroscienko nad Dunajcem, racing 162.5 km to Zakopane, including four laps around Bukowina Tatrzanska, an area close to Bialka Tatrzanska skiing area, used by White Side Holidays.

The race, which started in Warsaw on Sunday covers a total of 1130km split in to seven stages over seven days of racing through Poland. The final stage of the race takes place today with a 120km cycle from Rabka Zdroj to Krakow.

Teams from around Europe and America are involved with the race, which has so far attracted more than two million roadside viewers. The tour de Pologne is the only race on the Pro Tour Series calendar that takes part in Central Eastern Europe. For news and results from the race take a look at the Tour De Pologne official website.

If you are interested in seeing Poland yourself then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss what we can offer you. White Side Holidays offer summer holidays to Poland as well as winter skiing and snowboarding holidays.

Ski Poland updates on Twitter

Posted on September 21, 2009

With winter fast approaching and people looking for information on where the best places to ski and snowboard are, what the snow conditions are like and reliable weather reports, White Side Holidays have set up a Twitter account to meet your demands. White Side Holidays Twitter page will provide you with the perfect tool for you to find quick and easy updates on skiing and snowboarding in Zakopane, Poland. The Twitter page can be found at and will cover what is going on during the build up to winter and throughout the season in Zakopane including snow falls, music events, ski and snowboard competitions, great ski package deals and more. If it is happening in Zakopane, our Twitter page will let you know. If you are not a fan of tweeting then you can also keep an eye on what is going on right here on our Latest News and Info pages. 

Luxury Ski Holidays in Poland

Posted on September 29, 2009

White Side Holidays offer affordable and enjoyable ski holidays in Poland. All of our ski holiday packages offer great value for money, which does NOT mean that we only sell budget ski and snowboard holidays! Zakopane, Poland is a developing ski resort, which is slowly becoming more common amongst UK holiday makers. As Zakopane is a developing ski holiday destination, which people don’t know so much about at the moment their first reaction when they see the holiday package prices seems to be one of disbelief.

White Side Holidays offer unbeatable Gold ski holiday packages with Chalet accommodation from as little as £444 per person/week, which include airport transfers, accommodation in a central location, lift passes, ski hire, ski lessons, slope transfers and NO hidden extras. This low price is something we are obviously happy to promote and people are paying attention, however, here is the question people are asking; Are the luxury ski packages a lot more expensive? The answer is, White Side Holidays ski holiday packages are all very reasonably priced, whether you are looking for a chalet ski holiday, a luxury ski holiday or a budget ski holiday.

If you are looking for a luxury ski holiday and do not wish to stay in chalet accommodation then we have a number of options that will allow you to enjoy a luxurious and affordable hotel based ski holiday in Poland this winter! White Side Holidays recommended option is our Gold Ski Package with accommodation in the 4* Hotel Belvedere Resort & Spafor just £906 per person/week (based on two people sharing with prices getting cheaper for every extra person). The Belvedere Resort & Spa offers a variety of luxury facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam rooms, health and beauty treatment area, gym, indoor squash courts and basketball court as well as two high quality restaurants and bars. Our staff will pick you up from the hotel door in the morning and take care of everything for you during the day skiing before dropping you back at your hotel door where you can relax and enjoy the facilities on offer. To see more of our hotel accommodation options take a look at our ski holiday in Poland hotel options here.

6/2/10 – Our 4* and 5* Hotel options in Zakopane just dropped in price! The 5* Hotel Litwor can now be booked with our Gold Package from just £899 per week/per person! Luxurious ski holidays in Poland are now even better value for money!

Snow is on the way!

Posted on October 11, 2009

Winter is almost here and the excitement is building steadily (at least for skiers and snowboarders!) about the thought of snow falling and fun times ahead on the slopes. Today the weather forecast is showing that there could be some snow falling on Tuesday this week!! FINGERS CROSSED! Keep an eye on the Zakopane, Poland Webcams & Weather pages to see when the green green grass will turn white!

If you are interested in booking a skiing holiday in Poland then take a look at our ski and snowboard holiday packages or contact us to find out more.


Posted on October 13, 2009

Zakopane has seen its first snowfall of 2009 on October 13th! Around 25cm of fresh snow fell in the town yesterday with an estimated 40cm falling in the mountains on the top of Kasprowy Wierch ski area. Those were the numbers released last night on the news at 6pm and since then it has not stopped in the last 24 hours. The forecast is for nothing but snow over the next four days and the snow shovels are officially out in Zakopane.

The snow has come early and the trees in Zakopane have suffered. With so much snow falling onto the still green leaves, a lot of branches and even whole trees have come crashing down under the weight of the snow. Here are a few photos of the snow this morning in Zakopane, if this inspires you to get ready for a ski holiday to Poland then take a look at some of our ski and snowboard packagesavailable here in Zakopane.


New Bars in Zakopane

Posted on October 30, 2009

Winter 2009/2010 in Zakopane will not only provide you with the opportunity to ski in one of the best value for money resorts in Europe but also to enjoy a fantastic place to party. The best value ski and snowboard holidays in Europejust got a little more exciting with the opening of two new bars in Zakopane along the most popular pedestrianised street in Poland, the Krupowki. The Seven Mountains Bar and the B&W Lounge are two very welcome additions to Zakopane. They can be found mid way along the Krupowki, and provide an extra stop on the route to one of the nine nightclubs that can be found at the top and bottom ends of the Krupowki. The Seven Mountains Bar is located within a small wooden building providing a more local, traditional atmosphere and has two seating areas upstairs and downstairs around large wooden tables, it is a great place to sit and enjoy a drink after a day skiing. The B&W lounge offers a more modern alternative and acts as a great place to either start or finish your night out. The downstairs has a bar, black and white leather seats and plays a mixture of chilled out music. The upstairs in the B&W Lounge is decorated stylishly all in black with leather seats, tables and chilled out music providing a relaxing atmosphere. Both new bars offer reasonable prices; a pint of beer costing around 7 Zloty (£1.50) and a double Vodka around 10 Zloty (£2.20) and whilst both bars serve a variety of drinks the B&W Lounge also offers a cocktail menu.


January Ski Deals

Posted on November 9, 2009

Ski and snowboard holidays in Poland with White Side Holidays Ltd are getting EVEN CHEAPER in January 2010! What could be better!? You will receive the same personal and professional service that White Side Holidays provide and at a discounted price! We have all dates between January 12th and January 31st available and a variety of accommodation options to choose from, all of which are within a 10 minute walk of the town centre. White Side Holidays only offer the best locations when it comes to accommodation, we wouldn’t want you missing out on the fantastic entertainment available in the centre of Zakopane. Our Gold Ski/Snowboard Package will ensure you have a fun and constructive week on the slopes in Poland and includes airport transfers, accommodation, equipment hire, lift passes, ski/snowboard lessons, a ski buddy and daily return slope transfers!

For a free quote on a discounted ski or snowboard package get on the phone or send us an e-mail and get in touch about your skiing or snowboarding holiday to Poland in January 2010.

UK Office – 020 3129 5480


Ski Poland – 50% Cheaper

Posted on November 13, 2009

We just looked through a number of large tour company websites offering ski and snowboard holidays to mainstream European Ski Reorts and found OUR prices to be 50% less than every company we looked at. If you want to pay twice as much for your ski holiday this winter that is your choice but if like most people you want a quality holiday at an affordable price then a skiing holiday in Poland is the way to go. Whether you are a skier, a snowboarder or not quite sure which you want to learn, you can enjoy a week on the slopes in Zakopane, Poland from just £389 including:

Return Airport Transfers


Ski/Snowboard Equipment Hire

Daily Return Slope Transfers

Ski/Snowboard Lessons

Ski/Snowboard Lessons

Ski Buddy Service

For a free quote or if you have any further questions about our ski and snowboard holidays in Poland please feel free to contact us and ask away.

Ski and Snowboard Poland on Facebook

Posted on November 30, 2009

As people are playing on their phones and facebook all the time here is a ski and snowboard Poland group to keep you up to date. Just somewhere to leave your thoughts/see what other people have to say on skiing and snowboarding holidays and skiing and snowboarding in Poland in general. Whether you have been to Poland already, thinking about going or are just interested in what people have to say you can take a look or join our group here.


Don’t forget we are also on Twitter and you can follow us here.


Surf Holidays in Cape Town

Posted on December 9, 2009

When the snow has melted and you’re looking for your next fix of board sports then why not check out the beautiful country that is South Africa and head to Cape Town for a professionally organised surfing, kiteboarding and diving holiday?

Liquid Sessions is a new company set up by a good friend of ours at White Side Holidays who lives in Cape Town, South Africa (pictured below on his snowboard here in Zakopane and his surf board out in Cape Town).

“South Africa has around 3000 kilometers of coastline with sunshine throughout most of the year making it a fantastic destination for divers, surfers and kiteboarders. We offer family friendly activity holidays in and around Cape Town, which has a warm Mediterranean climate and is scattered with beautiful landscapes and history.”

With the football World Cup taking place in South Africa next summer as well what better way to spend a holiday. Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in South Africa, stay in one of Liquid Sessions fantastic accommodation options and take in the carnival that will be the World Cup in South Africa as well!

 Skiing Off Piste In Poland

Posted on January 6, 2010

For those of you who have been on holiday in Poland as more advanced skiers and snowboarders you will share our irritation at the National Park Patrols who strictly deny you the fun of skiing off piste on Kasprowy Wierch. At the end of last winter, 2008/2009, they opened up a fenced off run down an “off piste area” on Kasprowy Wierch in a bid to give people what they want. However, just because a run is ungroomed doesn’t make it automatically off piste and especially since they fenced the run off it pretty much became simply a new regular run.

The potentially exciting news is that there are big talks and debates going on at the moment between the fun loving skiers and snowboarders among us and the National Park people with the thoughts of allowing off piste skiing on Kasprowy Wierch. This would be a massive step for Zakopane and skiing in Poland and would certainly save a few powder hungry skiers a lot of fines!

If you’re on Facebook then please help the cause and join the group Wolny Kasprowy – aimed at gathering numbers for the powder hungry skiers and snowboarders amongst us to put to the National Park people here in Poland.

We will keep you posted… 

FIS World Cup Ski Jumping in Zakopane

Posted on January 21, 2010

Today is the first day of the 2010 FIS World Cup Ski Jumping event here in Zakopane – if you have Eurosport then you can find it live on there over the weekend where you will be sure to catch a glimpse of a few spots around the town.

Thousands of people are in Zakopane for the event with Polish hero Adam Malyszthe main attraction. A 5 time Ski Jumping World Champion, Adam is considered one of the best and most successful ski jumpers of all time. His fans flock to Zakopane and the town lights up for 3 days with a carnival type atmosphere. Whether he wins or not people will party day and night in their Polish hats, flags, scarves and blow their REALLY ANNOYING HORNS!!!

Today is solely practice runs before tomorrow’s qualifiers and Saturdays main event, the final. The weather in Zakopane is currently cold with no wind so there should be no use for the optional ”bad weather” day on Sunday.

If you are at all interested in ski jumping then you can follow events in Zakopane on the official FIS website here. Malysz is not expected to win this year (although these things do happen) as he is getting on in the world of ski jumping now, having begun his career in 1995 but still thousands of people are in town hanging on to the hope that he can win for one last time here in Poland, we’ll let you know!


The North Face Polish Freeskiing Open 2010

Posted on February 4, 2010

Over the last weekend 29th – 30th January, the North Face Polish freeskiing open took place at Harenda ski area in Zakopane. Competitors from all over Europe were on show in both a Big Air and Rail competition. British skiers Joseph Tomlinson who finished 5th in the Big Air and James Lawson who finished 6th in the Rail session were putting down some smooth tricks, including Joseph’s switch 1080 over the huge jump.

However, the undoubted highlight was watching 8 year old Estonian girl Kelly Sildaru ( throwing smooth 720’s in the ladies competition, she ended up coming 2nd place behind Zuzana Stromkova of Slovakiadue to the lack of grab in her spins but no doubt a future star – most 8 year old girls are home playing with their toys!

Big Air Finals – MEN

1. Roy Kittler (GER) – Sw Double Cork 9, Sw 7 Double Tail – 12,8

2. Jonas Hunziker (SUI) – Sw 900, Sw 10 Mute – 11,7

3. PC Fosse (NOR) – Kangaroo 9 Double Grab, Kangaroo 9 Double Grab – 11,3

Big Air Finals – WOMEN

1. Zuzana Stromkova (SVK) – 5 Mute, 5 Nose – 3,1

2. Kelly Sildaru (EST) – 540, 720 – 3,0

3. Natalia Slepecka (SVK) – 540, 540 – 2,1

Rails Finals – MEN

1. Roy Kittler (GER) – 12,5

2. Juraj Durovcik (SVK) – 9,5

3. Jonas Hunziker (SUI) – 9,2

Rails Final – WOMEN

1. Natalia Slepecka (SVK) – 7,9

2. Zuzana Stromkova (SVK) – 4,8

3. Kelly Sildaru (EST) – 2,8 

March Spring Ski Deals in Zakopane, Poland

Posted on February 22, 2010

With March just around the corner what better time to take advantage of reduced chalet prices!? Zakopane, Poland offers fantastic spring skiing with a great snowfall record for this time of year. Snowy nights and clear blue days are what March usually holds, ideal conditions for skiing and snowboarding! Beginners can enjoy the quieter slopes, allowing you to learn without the worry of hundreds of people flying all around you, whilst intermediate skiers and snowboarders can enjoy spring days on Kasprowy Wierch.

Get in touch now to find out about our reduced rates for ski and snowboard holidays in March 2010 to Zakopane, Poland. Check out our Zakopane snow and ski report page to find out what conditions are currently like here and then contact usfor a reduced ski or snowboard package to Zakopane in March!


Gaz wins Stop Cafe Big Air Bag Competition

Posted on March 3, 2010

Tomas Hajek and Gareth Nicholls, our heads of skiing and snowboarding respectively took part in a big air freestyle contest in Witow Ski Area near Zakopane last Wednesday and Thursday (24th – 25th February). The competition took place at the bottom of the slope where people could watch freestylers from around Poland from the restaurant balcony and from the ski lift overhead. With a big jump and a huge air bag to land on competitors could push themselves to try new things. Tom took the opportunity to launch himself upside down and inside out, landing a clean Misty 720 and almost pulling off a double back flip. On Wednesday Gaz finished 2nd in the big air contest before stepping it up on Thursday to take 1st place, winning himself £300 worth of prizes over the two days after landing tricks including a Misty 540 and a huge backside Rodeo.


Early Bird Ski Deals for 2011

Posted on March 9, 2010

The early bird catches the… best ski and snowboard packages for 2011! Wouldn’t it be nice if your ski or snowboard holiday next winter cost a lot less than it would booking a month before you go? NOW is the perfect time to take advantage of White Side Holidays Early Bird 2011 ski and snowboard packages to Zakopane, Poland.

With just a £100 deposit payable before 20th April 2010 we can offer all of our Gold Ski/Snowboard Packages with Chalet Accommodation at our budget accommodation prices, meaning you could have a weeks ski or snowboard package in Zakopane for just £369! We have savings of up to £75 per person for all weeks of the season currently available. Full payment is not required until 8 weeks prior to your arrival date here in Poland meaning £100 now could save you money next winter!

Get in touch with White Side Holidays now to find out more about our Early Bird 2011 ski and snowboard package deals!

Click here for more on our Gold Ski/Snowboard Package.


WINTER 2010/11 – APRIL 2010 – MAY 2011

March 2011

Guest Photos in Video from Winter 2010/11

Early Bird Ski & Snowboard Holiday Deals 2012

Late Season Ski Deals in Zakopane

Thank You!

February 2011

Gaz Wins Kia Snow Cup Rail Jam

January 2011

Enquire now for March Ski Deals

October 2010

Zakopane’s first snowfall of winter 2010/11

August 2010

New Years Skiing and Partying in Zakopane!

May 2010

Cheap Ski Deals for Winter 2010/11

WINTER 2011/12 – JUNE 2011 – MARCH 2012

March 2012

Early Bird Ski Deals for Winter 2012/2013

New International Pages

January 2012

Christmas & New Year Skiing

December 2011

Skiers and Snowboarders from Worldwide

November 2011

Cheapest Ski Package in the World

October 2011

First snow of winter 2011/12

September 2011

ATOL Protected Packages Now Available

February Half Term Family Skiing 2012

July 2011

Winter Skiing 2011 – 2012

June 2011

Summer Holidays in Poland

WINTER 2012/13 – APRIL 2012 – APRIL 2013

April 2013

Thank you!

March 2013

Early Bird Ski Deals, Winter 2013/2014

September 2012

New in Zakopane for the 2012/2013 Ski Season


WINTER 2013/14 – JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014

June 2014

Bargain Short Ski Breaks and Ski Weekends in Winter 2015

March 2014

Ski Zakopane – new ski lifts planned for Gubalowka

February 2014

Early Bird Ski Package Deals for Winter 2014/15 in Zakopane, Poland

Why not try a sport from the Winter Olympics?

January 2014

March 2014 Ski & Snowboard Trips

December 2013

Ski and Snowboard Holiday Package Availability

November 2013

Opening Day Announced

Snowboard and Ski Holidays in March 2014

July 2013

Save Your Money and Ski in Poland


014/2015 – DECEMBER 2014 – JULY 2015

July 2015

Group Bridge Holiday in Zakopane and Krakow

March 2015

Whitelines Snowboard Magazine Trip to Zakopane with White Side Holidays Poland

February 2015

Early Bird Ski Holiday Packages for Winter 2015/2016

December 2014

Winter 2014/15 now in full swing in Zakopane!

Ski Package Availability 2014/15

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